Category Archives: Bullying

Holding Parents Responsible for Their Child’s Bullying

Guest post by Justin W. Patchin Without a doubt, parents have a duty to do their part to ensure that their kids do not bully others.  They need to regularly remind their kids about the importance of treating others the … Continue reading

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Popular 20 Year-Old Internet “Child Safety” Booklet Completely Revised

by Larry Magid I’m excited to announce the 20th anniversary edition of Child Safety on the Information Highway.  I know, the title is really dated but the content is all new. When I wrote the booklet, people really did use … Continue reading

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Are schools turning alleged bullies into criminals?

By Larry Magid A recent story from the Gilroy Dispatch gives me concern about the unintended consequences of our recent campaigns to stop bullying. The report, which lacks specific details, quotes police officials referring to the children involved as “suspects”and “victims.” It reads … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Stop Letting Fear Interfere with Youth Online Freedom

By Larry Magid “Authority, given its common style, becomes increasingly incapable of commanding respect from the young for any reason save the fear on which is it ultimately based.” Michael Rossman “On Learning and Social Change,” 1972 I’ve been an … Continue reading

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Researchers dispel myths about cyberbullying

by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News A lot has been written about cyberbullying and I’ve seen some articles claiming that cyberbullying is more prevalent and more severe than in-person bullying. Some even refer … Continue reading

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October is ‘Bullying Awareness Month’ But When is ‘Most Kids Don’t Bully Month’?

by Larry Magid October is National Bullying Awareness Month and that’s mostly a good thing because it reminds us that bullying can be hurtful and can be prevented.  But part of “awareness,” is being aware that most kids don’t bully. … Continue reading

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Putting Techno-Panics into Perspective

Adapted from an article that first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News by Larry Magid A lot was written about the DNSChanger scare last week, including several articles about how over-hyped it was. I tried to downplay the risk, but some … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga On Right Track With Youth Empowerment and Kindness

This post is adapted and expanded from one that appeard in the San Jose Mercury News on March 5, 2012 by Larry Magid There has been a lot of work over the past few years to combat online and offline … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying: a serious problem, but not an epidemic

This is an updated version of post that first appeared on SafeKids.com in 2009. by Larry Magid I’m glad that media outlets and public officials are shining a light on cyberbullying and bullying in general. It’s important to pay attention … Continue reading

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